Planning policy

Local Plan 

On 28 February 2017, the council submitted the Proposed Submission Local Plan and supporting documents to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Proposed main modifications to the plan were consulted on for six weeks ending on 15 September 2017.

Local Plan

Brownfield Register

The Brownfield Land Register provides publicly available information on all known brownfield sites in Hammersmith & Fulham using data from the council’s development plans and sites with planning permission. Local Planning Authorities in England are required to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed (brownfield) land which is suitable for housing by 31 December 2017.

Brownfield Register

Planning guidance SPD

The council is currently consulting on the draft Planning Guidance Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This will provide more detailed guidance on the application of policies within the emerging Local Plan.

Planning Guidance SPD

Local Development Framework

This is a suite of planning documents outlining our planning policies, including:

  • the Core Strategy (adopted October 2011)
  • the Development Management Local Plan (adopted July 2013)
  • supplementary planning guidance on development management issues and major regeneration areas.

Local Development Framework (LDF)

Article 4 Directions

Hammersmith & Fulham Council recently consulted on two Article 4 Directions to remove permitted development rights. For more information click below:

Article 4 Directions 

Community Infrastructure Levy

This is a new power which allows us to levy a charge on the net increase in gross internal area floorspace arising from new development in order to fund infrastructure that is needed to support development in the area. On 20 May 2015 and pursuant to section 213 of the Planning Act 2008, we approved the borough Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule. This took effect on 1 September 2015.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

London Plan 

The Mayor of London adopted a revised London Plan in July 2015. Together with our adopted local planning policies, the Mayor of London’s London Plan is also a statutory plan against which planning applications are considered.

London Plan (LP)

GLA - Call for sites 2016 - The Call for Sites is the first stage in the housing capacity study underpinning the next London Plan. Through the Call for Sites, private, public and voluntary sector bodies and individuals may submit potential housing sites to the Mayor for consideration.

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) 

In March 2012, a review of national planning guidance was completed and a new streamlined National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was launched.

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) (pdf)

Neighbourhood Development Plans

The 2011 Localism Act has introduced powers for local communities to produce a new type of community-led plan known as a Neighbourhood Development Plan (or ‘Neighbourhood Plan’, for short).

Neighbourhood Development Plans

Thames Tideway Tunnel (Planning Process and Safeguarding Directions)

Information about the planning process for the Thames Tideway Tunnel and Safeguarding Directions from the Secretary of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government.

Thames Tideway Tunnel (Planning Process and Safeguarding Directions)

Self-build and custom build register

Register your interest for a custom or self-build plot and find out more about organisations which can help you.

Contact us

Development Plans Team
Planning Division
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
5th Floor Town Hall Extension
King Street
W6 9JU

020 8753 1081